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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Heliconia

Guatemalan bird of paradise
shining bird of paradise

Hierarchical position of the Genus Heliconia

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Liliopsida Brongn.
pub. Enum. Pl. Mus. Paris: xv, 17. 12 Aug 1843.
common name: Monocots
   Subclassis  Zingiberidae Cronquist
pub. 1978
   SuperOrdo  Zingiberanae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 179. 25 Mar 1993.
   Ordo  Zingiberales Griseb.
pub. Grundr. Syst. Bot.: 167. Jan-Jun 1854.
   Familia  Heliconiaceae (A. Rich.) Nakai
pub. J. Jap. Bot. 17: 201. Apr 1941.
common name: Heliconias
   Subfamilia  Heliconioideae K. Schum
pub. Lehrb. Syst. Bot.: 291. Jun 1894.
   Tribus  Heliconieae A. Rich.
pub. Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 15:
   Genus  Heliconia L.
pub. (1771)
common name: heliconia

Named members of the Genus Heliconia

   Species  bihai (L.) L.
common name: macawflower
   Species  caribaea Lam.
common name: lobsterclaw
   Species  latispatha Benth.
common name: expanded lobsterclaw
   Species  metallica Planch. & Linden ex Hook.
common name: shining bird of paradise
   Species  psittacorum L. f.
common name: parakeetflower
   Species  subulata Ruiz & Pav�n
common name: Guatemalan bird of paradise

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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